Chapter 10. Photodynamic Therapy in Oncology

  1. Mark Wainwright

Published Online: 29 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744956.ch10

Photosensitisers in Biomedicine

Photosensitisers in Biomedicine

How to Cite

Wainwright, M. (2009) Photodynamic Therapy in Oncology, in Photosensitisers in Biomedicine, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744956.ch10

Author Information

  1. School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470510605

Online ISBN: 9780470744956

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Keywords:

  • photodynamic therapy in oncology;
  • photosensitisation mechanism and trigger of light absorption;
  • photodynamic therapy of localised tumour;
  • photosensitisers for use in photodynamic therapy;
  • photodynamic therapy indications;
  • HpD-mediated photodynamic therapy;
  • haematological disease (leukaemia and lymphoma);
  • liposomal delivery of photosensitisers;
  • biomolecular conjugation;
  • combination therapy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Photosensitisers for use in photodynamic therapy

  • Indications for photodynamic therapy

  • Skin

  • Head and neck

  • Gastrointestinal tract

  • Breast

  • Lung

  • Genitourinary tract and prostate

  • Brain

  • Haematological disease (leukaemia and lymphoma)

  • Targeting/formulation

  • Liposomes

  • Biomolecular conjugation

  • Dendrimers

  • Nanoparticles

  • Magnetic targeting

  • Light in photodynamic therapy

  • References